Why Everest Base Camp is really worth Travelling?

Talking about the places to Trek in Nepal, the first thing that pops up in everybody’s mind is Everest Base Camp Trekking. It is the most popular and chosen destination of many. Reaching the base camp and the nearer view of the highest peak of the world “Mt. Everest” can be the amazing thing to experience.

If you are a first-time trekker than you may be thinking why a lot of people who comes to Nepal chooses EBC. So, here is a short summary of why EBC is really worth traveling.

1. Mt Everest and several other peaksMount-Everest

The world’s highest peak “Mt Everest(8848m)” lies in this region. You will not be climbing the highest peak when you are on the base camp trek, however, you will be experiencing the panoramic view of the mountain closely. Not only this but there are other different peaks too in this region. While on the way you will be greeted with Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m). For those who prefer visiting the mountainous, EBC is worth trekking.

2. Sherpa Culturetrekking-trails

Everest region is mostly populated by the legendary Sherpa’s. The lifestyle, culture, tradition, way of speaking is distinct than any other in Nepal. The way they treat their guests and welcome them is the perfect thing that you will see in Everest. Likewise, with the different lifestyle, you will even find the different taste of food made by Sherpa’s. Such type of journey is well worth doing.

3. Photographs of Everest

If you are on EBC trek than it is obvious that you will watch the Mt. Everest close and get chance to take the photographs from near. On the way to EBC, there are several other mountains and natural view which will add spice to your journey.

4. Monasteries and MuseumTengboche-monastery

Most of the monasteries in Everest region are up hills from where you can see the mountains view. The monasteries are spiritual and cultural in Everest. Similarly, there is a Sherpa museum called Sagarmatha National Park museum where you can visit and learn about the ancient history of Sherpas.

5. Making new friendsEverest base camp

As already said that Everest Base Camp Trek is the popular one, it is sure that a lot of people will visit the area. If you are fond of making the new friends than it is the best trek where you will find many people of different nationality and culture.

6. Prayer FlagsNamo-Buddha

If you are on the EBC trek than prayer flags are the most common thing that you will see the most on your way. A prayer flag is the rectangular made flags of clothes where prayers are inscribed. The view with prayer flags is astonishing to watch. You will love the way it is made and hung up.


A Short Guide for Trekking to Manaslu

Manaslu TrekHave you ever thought of trekking to Manaslu? If so, here are some of the great things that you may be willing to know about. Many tourists who have visited Manaslu region has given a positive response about trekking this region. But there are few things you should know before going. This post will tell you what you need to know about and let you trek successfully.

As we all know that Manaslu region is the restricted area in Nepal where you need to have a special permit from the government to enter. It is restricted because the place falls under the conservation area of Nepal. Manaslu Trek can be challenging and rewarding at the same time. In one hand, it consists of Mt Manaslu which is above 8000m i.e 8156m tall and also 10 peaks of over 6500m. SOUNDS CHALLENGING!!!!! On the other hand, the region rewards you with the natural variety, life history, and unsurpassed splendor. The main highlight of trekking to Manaslu is the Manaslu conservational area. Plenty of flora and fauna, breathtaking mountains, natural view, distinct culture and tradition of people, new trails and so forth are the things you will fall in love with.

If you are planning to Trek Manaslu, the best way to ensure a successful trek from the start to end is by doing the following things:

  • Before going it is better to spend some time in net surfing. Take your time knowing about the place. The things that you need to carry, the unknown trails, about the people, the cost, weather condition, etc.
  • Make sure to take the conservational permit before going there. If you don’t have the permit while you reach there, you’ll have trouble and cannot enter the place.
  • Ensure you have done the perfect packing. Carry the necessary kits and keep the unnecessary things at your home. The unnecessary things will only make your bags heavy.
  • It’s better to contact a local tour agency. They will help you out from the beginning of the trek. Even they will take the responsibility of the permit as well as you will travel with a guide which can be a safe way to trek and you don’t have to worry about the new and unknown trails.

Now that you know about some of the important things on trekking to Manaslu, get ready to travel. Keep your worry aside and explore the undoubtedly natural place of Nepal “MANASLU” and have fun.

Annapurna Base Camp VS Everest Base Camp

trekking-to-the-summitWhen talking about trekking every trekker wonders on trekking to either Everest Base camp or Annapurna Base camp. These two trekking are the most popular and visited area in Nepal. It’s really a hard task to differentiate between Everest Base camp and Annapurna Base camp. So many of the tourists do both the trekking while they plan to visit Nepal. Here are some of the distinct feature of this two area which will help you chose the one between the two.

1. Flights

From the starting point to the end EBC seems to be difficult. For trekking, to Everest Base Camp you need to fly to Lukla airport. The airport is made in high up hills due to which the pilots only take the flights when the weather is perfect. Or if you won’t get the flights for several days you need to take the helicopter which is costly.

The starting point of Annapurna Base Camp is Pokhara. Pokhara is easily accessible from Kathmandu either take a flight or bus. The flights get canceled or delay only in rare cases.

2. Difficulty Level

For both the trekking you need to be physically fit as you have to walk for a long hour and climb up the hills. You need to check your fitness level and consult the travel expert either you are fit and fine to trek or not while planning to visit either one from both. Similarly, Annapurna Base Camp is shorter than the Everest Base Camp so many of the people may think it is easier. But while you climb up, the weather may go down and the temperature may decrease.

3. Trekking

The routes of Annapurna Base Camp is wider than Everest. People usually trek to Everest to experience the highest peak of the world and also the Gokyo lake as well as the lesser trekked high pass “Cho La Pass”. But Annapurna region has a lot of trails to chose for while trekking, among them many of them don’t go above 2000m altitude.

4. The Scenario

Everest region is popular for the highest peak Mt Everest and also many other peaks that you will find while trekking to Base Camp. If you are planning to experience the mountains, Lake and the lesser passed trails than Everest Base Camp is the best choice for you. However, Annapurna is different than Everest base camp. It begins with fertile lower foothills combining the terraced rice fields, oak forests, and rhododendrons. Not only this Annapurna is great for those people who love the mountains and Himalayas.

5. Communities

In Everest region, you will find the traditional Sherpa people whereas Annapurna is populated mostly by Gurungs. Both the communities have distinct tradition and culture.


Treks in Nepal to experience Except EBC and ABC

People come to Nepal for Trekking mainly to Everest and Annapurna region. Everest Base Camp(EBC) Trekking and Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) trekking are the most popular trek in Nepal. However, there are other trekking that you will love to do and will be surprised by the things you will experience while trekking.

1. Manaslu TrekManaslu Trek

Manaslu is the restricted area in Nepal where you have to trek with a certain kind of permit from the government as it is the conservated area in Nepal. The region is full of natural beauty. It is an adventurous trek that will reward you with the tremendous alpine. About 10 peaks of over 6500 meters are visible. Since the trek is difficult, the trek will give you the lifetime memory.

2. Poonhill TrekPoonhill

Ghorepani poon hill trek is the small trek to the natural place in Annapurna region. You will be amazed at the wonderful historic ethnic villages and the panoramic mountainous view. It is a smooth trek passing alongside the Modi Khola from Kyumi and leads to Ghandruk, which is also connected from Nayapul.

3. Langtang TrekLangtang

Langtang is the most popular and exciting trekking as said by many tourists. It is easily accessible from Kathmandu city. Trek to Langtang takes you to the traditional, ethnic villages and untouched forests offering pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock, snow-capped peaks, grassy down and meadows strewn, daises and wild animals along with some scared Lakes.

4. Upper Mustang TrekUpper-mustang

Upper Mustang is also the restricted area to visit where you need to have a special permit from the government. It is also known as the kingdom of Lo. The lands are almost treeless, a steep rocky path up and down the hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and numerous distinctive peaks, barren panorama with a geographical area much like Tibetan plateau in which beauty and happiness prosper, will amaze you notwithstanding trouble.

5. Makalu Base Camp TrekMakalu

Makalu base camp trek also falls in the restricted region and need a permit to visit. The area is deep inside the eastern Himalayas, a place of outstanding herbal splendor and also varied flora and fauna. Makalu Base Camp takes you deep into the excessive Himalaya and the large Makalu, the wonderful Black looms above Everest, Lhotse, and Baruntse.

How to save money while trekking in Nepal

namasteEvery traveler wants to travel new places with the low budget. Compared to many of the tourist destination countries, Nepal is the cheap place to visit where you can Travel on a low budget. But there are some places in Nepal too where you have to pay a huge amount.

Here are some tips to those who want to save money while trekking in Nepal.

  • It’s always better to trek with a professional guide as they have the knowledge about the cost of things that you buy on the way and you don’t have to pay a high amount.
  • Find a trekking company as you will to pay the exact amount where all your expenses will be included and you don’t have to pay extra.
  • There are lots of shop in Thamel where the trekking equipment are sold or kept on rent. They are not the original one but works well which will help you save some money.
  • In the mountainous region, you will have to pay for even charging your phone. So, it’s better to take a solar charger or power bank.
  • Do not spend your money by giving it to the beggars around the city because there are a lot of beggars in Nepal and you may be out of cash.
  • Before coming take some time surfing the net about the cost of things and compare it. This will help to save some amount.
  • Carry the thing that is necessary for you. Pack your bag smartly as this will save the money you will pay for the porter and can carry your bag yourself.
  • Instead of staying in tea houses the best way to save money is to camp. You don’t have to pay for the room as you will have your own tents. Such tents and other camping related equipment can be found in the stores in Kathmandu.
  • If your trekking equipment get damaged it’s better to repair it rather than buying new

If there are other things that will help save money while trekking in Nepal feel free to comment below. Your small help can save a lot.

The best off-season Treks in Nepal

PasupatinathNepal is a well-known destination for trekking. Many tourists from around the world visit Nepal yearly. The beautiful view, stunning mountains, Heritage sites, historical places, arts and architecture, distinct culture is what makes Nepal a chosen destination for many.

For trekking in Nepal, there are major seasons when lots of tourists from different countries are seen. But there are the seasons when the number of tourists coming to Nepal decreases. However, there are some advantages in traveling to Nepal in Off-season. They are:

  • Less crowd
  • Affordable compared to the seasoned trekking
  • Can be the best time for Adventure activities
  • Try different types of trekking rather than going uphills.

The best off-seasons trek in Nepal are:

1. Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

The trekking to Jomsom Muktinath takes you to Pokhara thru the Valley of Kali Gandaki River to the Pilgrimage site of Muktinath. It is a part of the Annapurna Circuit Trek and prevails as one of the most admired and classic pilgrimage tour.

2. Everest view trek

Everest view trekking is appropriate for amateur’s trekkers who have a short time to spend and unique preference to see world’s highest mountain. This trekking will no longer take you to the Base Camp of Everest, however, will provide you the possibility to revel in the active tradition of Sherpa people and the glimpse of the strong Everest.

3. Annapurna Panoramic trek

It is a short trek that passes through the different ethnic group, culture, great Mountain View and wild into nature. Annapurna view trek offers a great variety of beautiful landscapes, nature & culture of the central Himalayan.

4. Sightseeing tour

Nepal is one of the best countries in the world for a cultural and historical sightseeing tour with its long history, fascinating art and distinctive and varied architecture. Nepal Sightseeing tour proves to be an eccentric tourist’s paradise in every sense of adventure, Himalayas, river, religious, wildlife sanctuaries, monuments, Temples, museums, cultural and world heritage sites.

There are still a lot of Trekking which can be done in off-season For details visit: AbovetheHimalaya


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